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“Educational” Toys That FLIP Reluctant Mother OUT!

I’ve mentioned before we don’t go all hog-wild with Mac’s toy collection.  For one thing, he’s over the stuff before it practically leaves the packaging.  For another, we don’t have room in this house for too much ginormous plastic stuff. We try to keep a well-edited selection favoring items with an educational or imaginative aspect to them – books, art
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The Thorny Devil

Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling great.  In fact, I hadn’t been feeling great since Monday.  I had been managing to plow through, but yesterday, I asked my Husband to get home from work early since I just needed to SLEEP.  A lot.  And sleeping is rather difficult with a toddler.   My Husband did come home.  He took excellent care of
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Possibly the Grossest Thing I’ve Ever Witnessed. . .Twice.

This isn’t about my kid or what we did yesterday.  It’s a story from when I was younger. . .but I’m hoping you’ll read it anyway.  I promise it’s gross-funny. In December of 1992, I reached the magical age of 15.5 years, this was the age kids in my area could get a part-time job.  Despite my field hockey practices,
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I Skipped Church and My Breasts Look Fabulous!

It’s often all too convenient for a slovenly stay at home mother like myself to ignore her foundation garments. Don’t worry.  This isn’t a post discussing my quest for fancy knickers. Or perhaps I owe you an apology? Because this is about my quest is contain my ample sweater meat.  And I skipped church in my quest to do so.
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“Look, Do U Want It To Poop Or Not?”

Long time readers of this blog know I have two sisters and two brothers.  One sister just had her first baby about 5 weeks ago.  The other sister has a son age 12 and a daughter age 6.  They are amazing children.  Still, she has her hands plenty full. Friday night about 11:30, I was in the depths of our
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Reluctant Mother’s Performance Review

The other day I was thinking about those ridiculous performance reviews I was forced to endure semi-annually at my old job. I hated those things.  They are ridiculous.  The self-evaluation part of the review is basically an opportunity to kiss your supervisor’s ass in writing.  The supervisor’s review of your performance is always so weak and vague, you walk of
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In Which Sour Cream Nearly Causes The Kid To Have A Nervous Breakdown

Do you think toddlers know when they are acting like a jerk? I mean when I was a kid, I recall being able to recognize that I was behaving like an asshole. . .not that it stopped me. . .sometime around the age of four.  Yet I’m not sure what the state of my self-awareness was prior to that. I’m
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Friday Funny: In Which I Mock Something I Don’t Understand (Again) & Encourage You To Use Re-Useable Grocery Bags

So we have this tween (rapidly becoming teen) nephew who likes all kinds of “gaming” stuff.  I know absolutely nothing about this.  In fact, I know even less about D&D, WoW, YMIAT (Yo’ Mamma Is a Troll. . .just joking.  I made that one up.), than I do about effective parenting. So anytime there’s a holiday or special occasion that
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Stuff We Love: WADDLE! A Scanimation Picture Book

I have no idea how Rufus Butler Seder did this. And perhaps that’s part of the intrigue for me as an adult. It’s crazy great art. Mac is fortunate to have an Aunt who is a very smart, very engaged, top of her game Elementary Ed teacher. . .and she is always giving us superb kid reading materials. This one
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BREAKING! Men Caught Inappropriately Sharing Their Nuts

If you recall, a few weeks ago I had an unpleasant encounter with a squirrel in Patterson Park.  And a few days after that, I was actually physically accosted by one of those little bastards. It’s not something you can just shake off.  TRUST ME. I still feel my leg tingling where that fluffy-tailed little son of a bitch latched on.
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